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As we enter the New Year, fluctuations in the currency markets have left investors of foreign property worried about their returns. Here are some predictions for the year ahead. By Paul Ho When one looks at an overseas property investment, it actually consists of 2 components – the property investment and the currency investment. If you invest in a property that increases in value by 20% over a period of three years, but the currency depreciates by 30% over the same period, you will be realizing a loss if you liquidate. Usually, Singaporeans will compare the local currency in the country of investment against either the Singapore Dollar (SGD) or the US Dollar (USD). Most often the base currency is SGD, simply because that is the currency that the Singaporean earns, and is most familiar with. Interest rate trends in major economies The US economy is recovering, with unemplo...

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